Sour Cream Cherry Scones

INGREDIENTS:

SCONES:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ²/³ cup dried cherries

TOPPING:

  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tbsp sugar

DIRECTIONS:

Heat oven to 375°F. Place all topping ingredients in bowl; mix well. Set aside.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in another bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Combine sour cream, egg and almond extract in another bowl; mix until smooth. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Stir in cherries.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times until smooth, adding small amount of flour, if necessary.

Divide dough in half. Pat each half into 7-inch circle. Place, 2 inches apart, onto large ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle topping evenly over dough. Score each half into 8 wedges; do not separate. Bake 25-30 minutes or until scones are lightly browned. Cool 15 minutes; separate scones.

Store leftover scones in airtight container at room temperature.

Author: LivingSpaces

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